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SSENSE: Site Reliability Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted July 9, 2021.

Company DescriptionWe are a purpose-driven, creative community who believes challenging convention moves culture forward, so we use our platform to amplify the voices that are changing the way we see the world.

When you join us, you will become a part of an industry-leading fashion platform with a global reach.Founded in 2003, we pace the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

We produce cutting-edge original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch.

Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.Our team is currently 1000 strong, serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double-digit annual growth since inception.

Our work is varied and ambitious.

We have a roadmap full of rewarding projects to keep you motivated and engaged, with a leadership ethos based on transparency, collaboration and enabling performance.Job DescriptionSSENSE is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our rapidly growing technology team.

He/She will join the SRE squad and are responsible for keeping all user-facing services and other production systems running smoothly.

The SRE will be accountable for the reliability, scalability and resilience of infrastructure components in terms of quality assurance and production.Production Operations 60%Handle emergency response either by being on-call or by reacting to symptoms according to monitoring and escalation when needed.Improve documentation on site reliability measures, either in application documentation, or in runbooks, explaining the issues encountered and the solutions implemented.Contribute to improving the SSENSE codebase by resolving issues.Execute the plans to work on the efficiency and capacity as defined and reduce the system resources usage to optimize cloud cost.Maintain Service Level Objectives (SLO) / Service Level Indicator (SLI) 30%Execute solutions within the infrastructure team to reach specific goals agreed within the teamIdentify Service Level Indicators (SLIs) that will align the team to meet the availability and latency objectivesParticipate in RCAs on incidents and outages aggressively looking for answers that will prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.Knowledge sharing and coaching 5%Join SSENSE University sessions to ramp up on various technologiesParticipate in the buddy program and the onboarding of new developerRecruiting 5%Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top talents.QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree, an assetMinimum 3 years of experience working as SREA minimum of 3 years experience administrating Linux based environments (Red Hat, CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu)A minimum of 3 years experience with service-oriented architectures, micro-services and Agile development life cycleA minimum of 2 years experience practicing continuous integration and continuous deliveryA minimum of 3 years experience in Infrastructure-as-codeProficiency with infrastructure automation frameworks in at least two of these technologies:Chef, Saltstack, Terraform, Puppet, Ansible or Cloud Foundation engineExpertise in infrastructure to support a microservice architectureStrong knowledge of caching technologies (Fastly, Redis, Varnish) with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement.Expertise with RDBMS (MySql, Post-gres) and NoSQL (DynamoDB, DocumentDB, Mongo DB) databases at scaleProficiency in Cloud resources (AWS) with the ability to operate them for the components owned, Certification preferred.Ability to use containers and orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Docker, Container registries etc.)Proficiency in GitAmazon EKS, ECS experience, an assetBilingual in French and EnglishWillingness and ability to learn quicklyHigh work ethic and results orientedHigh sense of accountability and ownershipSolution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challengesTeam player with a natural ability to build relationshipsAbility to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing Web technologies and techniquesAdditional InformationWORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Technology is at the core of everything we do at SSENSE.

Driven by an engineering mindset and a problem-solving attitude, we blend fashion with technology to deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers as we build seamless, custom solutions to deliver the SSENSE offering.WORLD CLASS TEAMThe SSENSE tech team is responsible for an international headless commerce platform.

Working in an agile environment, our squads are made up of experienced innovators in Product Management, QA, Design, DevOps, Software Development, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Security.

Headquartered in Montreal, our technology organization has been growing at a rate of 2X year-over-year and is doubling once again in 2021 as we expand across Canada, US, and Europe.WORLD CLASS PLATFORM The SSENSE platform runs on Amazon Web Services making use of serverless microservices across web, mobile and app.

Our event-source architecture already achieves over 10,000 requests / second and growing at an unmatched pace, currently unseen across the industry.

Our data-driven culture of innovation empowers every product team across the tech organization to explore building, testing and learning with the latest in Machine Learning techniques.

Our automated continuous improvement DevOps model (making use of both blue / green and canary deployments) results in an average of 50 production releases every day.Read more about us on our SSENSE Tech Blog.